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Colombian Pink Bourbon Golden Washed – Flux Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Colombian Pink Bourbon Golden Washed – Flux Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Colombian Pink Bourbon Golden Washed
  • Roaster
    Flux Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Farmingdale, New York
  • Estimated Price
    $28 / 6oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Juicy cup with heavy lemonade overtones, sweet cherry undertones, and a citrus zest aftertaste
  • Process
    Golden Washed
  • Varieties
    Pink Bourbon
  • Country
  • Region
    Campo Hermoso, Quindío
  • Elevation
    1550 MASL
  • Producer
    Edwin Noreña
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    Orea, Origami, Flower
  • Roast Date
    February 7, 2022
  • Review Date
    March 12, 2022

Coffee Scoring

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  • Exceptional lemon notes
  • Very unique

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Colombian Pink Bourbons have been an origin + variety combo I’ve really enjoyed recently. After I shared some other Colombian Pink Bourbons I’ve been loving, Flux Coffee said I had to try their Golden Washed version. I had never had a “golden washed” process, so I was incredibly intrigued. The golden washed process is something created by third-generation coffee producer Edwin Noreña. It is 280 hours of controlled, multi-stage fermentation. The result is a really unique, citrus-forward, and juicy cup that is quite delicious.

This coffee was one of the most unique coffees I’ve ever had. It was lemon-lime citrus through and through. The fragrance was strong with notes of sweet citrus and aromatics during brewing that reminded me of lemon drop candy; the flavor featured the strongest lemon notes I’ve ever tasted in coffee. The intense sweetness, sweet-tart citrus acidity, and strong lemon notes in the coffee strongly reminded me of lemonade or lemon drops.

The Bottom Line

It was a really fun coffee to enjoy and the attributes combined together to create a really enjoyable coffee that didn’t have the overly boisterous nature I’ve started to associate with some experimental processes. It was a bit one-dimensional with the lemon citrus, but that one dimension was so delicious I didn’t mind the lack of complexity.

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